Mayo’s Cora Staunton was to the fore as Greater Western Sydney Giants made a winning start to the new Australian Football League Women’s season.
The Carnacon woman and Cork’s Bríd Stack both featured for the Giants as they recorded a 36-21 victory against Gold Coast Suns.
While making a two-goal contribution, 40-year-old Staunton became the oldest player in AFLW history.
It was also a significant occasion for Stack, as the 35-year-old made a long-awaited debut which was delayed by the serious neck injury she sustained last year.
Elsewhere, Mayo’s Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan chipped in with a goal apiece to Collingwood’s 44-25 triumph over Carlton.
Orla O’Dwyer featured prominently for the Brisbane Lions in their 39-9 defeat to Adelaide Crows, for whom Ailish Considine was absent.